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Storm, Magni, and the Houseband get the boot

by Brett Love, posted Oct 16th 2006 10:37PM
Storm LargeStrange things are afoot at the Circle K. While there is no official word from the band, it seems that Storm Large, Magni, and the Houseband have all been axed from the upcoming Rockstar: Supernova tour. Trying to piece together why is where things get a little muddy. Storm posted a somewhat tongue in cheek entry on her website confirming that they have all been dropped. She brings up that the decision was a financial one and is pretty gracious about asking people to still support everyone involved.

Not everyone comes off as that happy with it though. As the story has gone on there are a lot of posts being copied between different sites attributed to different members of the Houseband. Over at Television Without Pity one shows up that begins with "Nate (Morton, drummer from the Houseband) just sent me this..." which would purport to be a response from the Houseband. I'll leave it up to you to decide the legitimacy of the posts, but it gets into some of the details from the band's perspective.

He also says that the reasons were financial, but makes a point of the fact that the band had agreed to terms for the tour and never made any changes. The finger is then pointed at the Rockstar:Supernova management. There is also a dig, a deserved one I think, that says, "We consider the act of selling one thing and delivering another not only irresponsible, but extremely unprofessional."

Later in that same thread there is a post by kennythecat which is a response from Paul Mirkovich, leader of the Houseband. Most of the post is his rant, which I agree with, about why you shouldn't compare American Idol and Rockstar. But toward the end, the telling part is in the omission. He wishes luck to Lukas, Toby, Dilana, Magni, Storm, and all of the rockers from this year and last. No mention of Rockstar:Supernova though.

Houseband guitarist Jimmy McGorman weighs in with his own statement which includes the tidbit that they have been replaced by Toby's band. The popular conspiracy theory floating among fans is that the powers that be within Rockstar:Supernova realized that they were going to be upstaged by the Houseband. Whether that is true or not, we'll never know, but I can certainly see where the idea comes from. Given what we heard from Rockstar:Supernova on the series, I would be much more excited to see the Houseband and Storm Large too.

Whether those posts are authentic or not, it seems that there is trouble in the world of Rockstar:Supernova. Who could have seen that coming? If you still want to see the Houseband, they'll be backing up Paul Stanley on his new tour beginning October 21st in Atlanta.

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Storm Large is an awsome singer and great preformer. She should have her own tour and Supernova shouldn't have dropped her from there tour. Just goes to show you how much they care about what Storm and the others brought to the show and why some of us really tuned in to watch. I think that the last to standing should have been Storm and Dilana and that they both should have won. Lucus Rossi sucks.

November 07 2006 at 9:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

According to Dave Navarro's blog, Jason Newsted will not be joining RS:SN on tour. He's got a serious shoulder injury, and will be out of commission for nine months.

So the RS:SN show will consist of...no House Band, no Storm, no Magni, no Jason Newsted. It'll be Tommy Lee, Gilby Clarke, and Lukas Rossi, and perhaps Toby's band opening.

Would you pay for that?

November 02 2006 at 10:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think the house band goes on its own tour with storm, magni and toby. i would bet you they sell more tickets the superlucas.

October 17 2006 at 6:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave T.

I don't know which show you guys were watching but the house band was mediocre and the guitarist was just awful. He butchered every Nirvana song, which was often, and had no personality.
I'd rather see a three band bill with Toby's band, Panic Channel and RSSN. But with Storm fronting Panic Channel.

October 17 2006 at 4:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You know, I found myself enjoying the House Band a great deal more than when Tommy, Gilby, and Jason were showing off their new music. I don't see many tickets being sold now that Magni and Storm are off the roster either. The contestants made the show, and the House Band made the contestants shine.

I hope next summer they go back to the first season's idea of an older band that needs a new lead singer. Not Van Halen either. Any thoughts on an all female band? A woman should have won this time, either Dilana or Storm. Storm even said in an interview that they(producers) made Dilana look bad on purpose, she was not the only one talking about other contestants like that. Dilana is better off not having to hang around with Tommy. Ewww. I don't care how big his &*$^ is.

October 17 2006 at 3:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brett Love

I think you can still look forward to the Houseband on Rockstar. The goofy name of the band confuses things, but those references in the post are to the band. If you read the posts from the band they are very clear that they don't blame Mark Burnett Productions, the problem is with the band Rockstar:Supernova. That said, I'm in complete agreement with you about the Houseband. They are the best part of Rockstar.

October 17 2006 at 12:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The house band was really the only consistent reason I tuned in this year. At least last season, we had INXS back from beyond the grave, seasoned musicians all of them. You could tell each week that each one of them were jazzed to be there and that they could hardly wait to get started making music again after such a long hiatus.

The guys from Superno-blah were soooooo self absorbed that the only good thing was seeing that band rock out week after week after week. Make no mistake, these guys MADE the show - not the band everyone auditions for (at least this season anyway) and not the rockers themselves. Heck, most of them were so forgetable/interchangable that it never mattered who sang what song. It all sounded the same vocally. No, the arrangements and the House Band were the talent.

Kind of makes you wonder though, if the House Band is off the tour, won't that mean they will have to find a new band for next season as well? I can't imagine them coming back under any circumstances at this point. Oh well, that will free up another hour of my week next summer.

October 17 2006 at 12:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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